A show about how education and technology accelerate social progress and innovation. We speak with the people who are making a difference across a range of fields, as we journey through the past and present to see what it takes to solve the problems of the future. Brought to you by 2U, a company that partners with great colleges and universities to build the world’s best digital education. Follow along at 2u.com/podcast or tweet us @2Uinc #NoBackRow.
8: Future of Education
We go to the forefront of a growing educational pivot, from pedagogies developed during the industrial age to new teaching methods being developed in the digital age. Come along for a tour....
7: Future of Journalism
Newspapers have gotten thinner in recent years, and some have even ceased to exist. Journalism as we know it is changing with the onset of technology into a more data driven, personalized, and crowdsourced being. We speak to the newsmakers embracing these changes in stride.
6: Cities of Tomorrow
By the year 2050, more than 60% of the world’s populations will live in cities. Humanity has come a long way since the very first cities began to emerge about ten thousand years ago. Today, cities like New York, Tokyo and Barcelona are centers of innovation and human progress. Urban projects globally are pushing the limits of engineering, design, and agriculture. Meet a few people working on ways to give our urban areas a technological upgrade, planning the connected infrastructures that will support tomorrow's smart cities.
5: Future of Digital Privacy
Digital privacy and cybersecurity concerns are an ever-increasing threat. As our homes and cars get smarter, they become more susceptible to hacks. How can we better prepare ourselves to counteract these invisible threats? Meet the experts focused on safeguarding your future privacy.
4: Data for Good
As our lives become more and more digital, we hear a lot about the dangers of big data, data leaks, loss of privacy, security etc.
The flipside is that data can also be harnessed for social good, and applied to make progress in justice, mental and public health, even human trafficking.
3: Future of Epidemics
The plague killed sixty percent of the Europe's population in the 14th century. Today medical professionals are arming themselves against future epidemics with a variety of unique weapons from tracking wild animals carrying diseases we don’t even know about yet to new ways of rethinking and communicating infection.